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#17 of 83 Re: 2005 Ford Escape - Wheel bearings or Other? [tomp54]
Jul 26, 2010 (12:50 pm)
There is no need to rotate your tires as this might cause drive ability problems.
There are no studies or any proof that tire rotation extends tire life The tires will take a set but there is nothing wrong with this.
I learned this by having rotated my tires many years ago and having problems I was
told that I need new shocks, drive shaft wheel bearings etc.but all that was needed was to put the tires back in their original position. For about the last 40 yrs. I have not rotated the tires on any of my cars.
#18 of 83 Re: 2005 Ford Escape - Wheel bearings or Other? [fnamowicz]
Jul 26, 2010 (3:43 pm)
Interesting re:non-rotation of tires. So are all the shops recommending / doing rotation just out go grab $$? (wouldn't surprise me). Balancing is a different story tho I'd think.
#19 of 83 Re: 2005 Ford Escape - Wheel bearings or Other? [tomp54]
Jul 26, 2010 (4:07 pm)
Yes balancing and wheel alignment is required for a smooth ride it has nothing to do with tire life in today's tires. Rotation is an urban myth that won't go away.
#20 of 83 Re: 2005 Ford Escape - Wheel bearings or Other? [fnamowicz]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jul 26, 2010 (7:36 pm)
The experts at TireRack don't agree with you.
I don't enjoy rotating them either, and I've heard the urban legend claim (and would like to believe it since I don't enjoy car maintenance), but my personal experience on my minivan is that the fronts would wear out a lot faster than the rears if I didn't rotate them. And I prefer to buy tires in sets instead of pairs.
Tread wear on an Escape would likely be more even than my FWD minivan, but check out the link.
#21 of 83 Re: 2005 Ford Escape - Wheel bearings or Other? [fnamowicz]
Jul 27, 2010 (8:30 am)
Here is my $0.02 on the rotation topic.
If you have a rear-wheel drive vehicle, rotation may not make a big difference in extending tire life. Since the rear wheels have the traction, the rear tires will take their share of wear from providing traction to move the vehicle forward and back. The front wheels provide the traction to change direction of the vehicle, hence, the front tires will take their share of wear from providing the traction needed to change direction of the vehicle.
If you have a front-wheel drive vehicle (as in our Escapes, even in 4WD trim the system is front-wheel drive biased) rotation of tires may indeed extend the life of your tires. Since the front wheels are providing both duties of providing traction to move the vehicle forward and back, as well as providing traction to change direction of the vehicle as well. It makes sense why front tires wearout a lot faster then rear tires. This is why it is important to rotate your tires every 5000 miles on a front-wheel drive car in order to obtain the longest possible tread life out of them. The only con of doing this, is that in some occasions it may generate tire noise since the tires are wearing out differently in the new location...but only until the tire aclimates to the new location.
#22 of 83 2009 Ford Escape Noises
Sep 16, 2010 (2:33 pm)
My 2009 Ford Escape makes a noises like my window is open on my passenger side when traveling at 50 or 55 and above and also sounds like someone is gurgling from the passenger side when its raining, Any Help With This???
#23 of 83 Ford Escape 2010 hoot or chirp noise
Sep 22, 2010 (6:29 pm)
I purchased a 2010 Ford Escape and have a "hoot" noise from a stopped take-off. They have replaced the snake chain and a complete new transmission. The repaired transmission and the new transmission have made the same noise. Ford says that it's a normal noise for the 2010 Ford Escapes. What's the best recourse for this problem?
#24 of 83 2010 Ford Escape "hoot" or chirp noise
Sep 23, 2010 (6:01 am)
My Ford Escape does the same thing. Complained to the dealership but they said because all 2010 Ford Escapes made that noise, there was nothing they could do. Of course, I don't agree with that philosophy, but I guess it saves Ford a lot of money to ignore the problem. This will be the last time I buy a Ford product.
#25 of 83 Re: 2010 Ford Escape "hoot" or chirp noise [maineiac4850]
Sep 24, 2010 (7:38 am)
I will be writing a letter to the CEO of Ford within the next week or two. The salesperson that sold me the vehicle and I have also talked. He has given me the name of a lawyer to contact for a possible class action suit against Ford. Sounds like a lot of work on my part, but I'm totally dissatisfied that Ford would accept this inferior quality in their products! Yes, I agree - I will never buy another Ford product after this experience.